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February 03, 2009

The New World Alliance and Grand Alliance Suspend Joint Black Sea Service

Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul - The New World Alliance (TNWA) - Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), APL, and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) - and Grand Alliance (GA) - Hapag-Lloyd, MISC Berhad, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) - today announced the suspension of their joint Black Sea service, the EBX (East-Mediterranean/Black Sea Express).

The EBX has been operating since mid-June 2008 and deployed eight ships each with a capacity of 5,000 TEU.

The last westbound sailing of the EBX will depart Shanghai on February 12th, 2009.

About The New World Alliance

TNWA member lines Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), APL, and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) serve all locations on the major East-West container trades.

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